History buffs come forward, this article is for you! Here at The Nashville Insider, we are always looking for more reasons to get hyped up about what to do in Nashville and we never have to look too hard. Today, we are so glad that you have stopped by the NashvilleBarBike.com blog because we are pumped about Nashville’s historic hotels. Keep reading to find out where to stay here in the city when you want to learn about Nashville’s rich historic significance. With hundreds of years worth of history stored within the walls of these buildings, you are bound to learn something while sleeping in style at any of the hotels and inns mentioned. Let us take you on a trip back through time without having to leave this year and stay in one of these historic spots.
When you want to experience all of the hustle and bustle of Downtown Nashville without all of the added stress that usually comes with the city, Caroline House on Bradford Ave is the place to book. This beautifully restored historic home feels like your very own dream house from the moment you check in. Smaller and more intimate of a stay, the Caroline House Historic Inn is the way you stay in Nashville. Though you are required to share the backyard with their house mascot, Desti, the well trained and friendly dog, we are sure that you won’t have any issue with the matter once you’ve met her. More than 200 years worth of Nashville’s historic significance sits with this property so don’t forget to ask about that. Also major supporters of countless Nashville based charity programs, you can feel great knowing that profit made by the Caroline House are going towards helping out the local community.
Located on 7th Ave in Nashville, the Holston House’s original structure was brought to the city back in 1929. After many revamps over the years, Holston House is now one of Nashville’s favorite historic buildings to house guests in. With 191 rooms to choose from, there is something for everyone wanting to reside close to the Ryman Auditorium and the Nashville International Airport. Perfectly walkable, close by to innumerable restaurants, bars and other Nashville gems, Holston House takes a new age approach to a preserved vintage design, encompassing the vibe of old and new Nashville seamlessly.
Originally constructed in 1929, this over 10-story, 224 room masterpiece has been host to many celebrity guests over the years. The Noelle on 4th Ave has remained part of all that downtown Nashville has to offer for quite some time. Winners of many awards and with a reputation that can’t be brought down, the Noelle is known for providing service that will make you never want to leave. Though a small stint was spent with the Noelle being utilized as a number of banks/office space rentals, 2014 brought in a new era and remodel. In recent years, the Noelle has become more than just a place to stay, but also a gathering place for local and traveling artists.
Home to historic significance that goes back to the early 1900s, The Hermitage Hotel on 6th Ave has played a huge role in what makes Nashville feel like Music City to everyone who comes through. From the Bee Gees to Dolly Parton and many others, The Hermitage keeps a roster of famous (and not so famous yet) names that only add to the iconic structure. Luxurious to say the least, this hotel toes the line of being “too much” while retaining that classic southern charm Nashville is famous for. Featuring a fully attentive staff who keeps every guest in mind, The Hermitage Hotel makes for the prime place to stay when you want to take a taste of classic Nashville.
Located right in the middle of historic Germantown, The Germantown Inn boasts being Nashville’s most unique luxury hotel. Showcasing the old home’s original architecture while adding modern touches, this 6th Street gem is a low key but lush way to stay in Nashville. This home, originally erected in the 1800s has made a name for itself in Germantown since it’s renovations in 2016. Suites like The Roosevelt and The Jefferson are just two of many that you can pick from for your stay. Plenty of restaurants and bars are within walking distance of the inn, making the Germantown Inn a great location for folks who don’t want to have to drive a bunch to navigate the area.
When booking a room right in the middle of downtown Nashville feels like more than you’re wanting to take on, the Belle Air Mansion is where you want to look. Located about 6 miles away from downtown Nashville on Lebanon Pike, the Belle Air Mansion has over 200 years worth of history preserved within the walls. Close enough to plenty, but set out far enough from downtown’s fast paced living, selecting only one from their available rooms will be the hardest part. For larger parties who want more of a private feel with their stay, ask about the retreat house where five other rooms exist. No matter which room you decide to find a temporary home within, you are sure to be blown away by how much attention to detail is paid over every inch of this property. Even TripAdvisor has made a point to brag about how seemingly flawless the Belle Air Mansion can be.
Established in the 1900s, Union Station Hotel is somewhere fancy to crash for everyone that comes through Nashville. If you want to be awestruck by classic architecture, engulfed in historic beauty that cannot be touched by most other hotels and inns, book at room at Union Station. Located on Broadway, the building only adds to all that surrounds the classic structure. What was once a railroad terminal all those years ago has, since 1986 become a luxury hotel here in Nashville that is gorgeous, inviting and ready to take your breath away from the moment you make eye contact with the building. Modern accommodations, high class service and artwork that you won’t see anywhere else in Nashville are all just a plus to what is already an amazing setup at Union Station Hotel.
Before we get started with an explanation of The Russell and all of the reasons you will want to crash here, there is one major factor to consider that will make you want to book a room at this Russell Street gem. Community is important to us here at The Nashville Insider and the same can be said for The Russell. Along with the immense character in this building, they are a business who cares about what’s happening in Nashville. For over 100 years, The Russell has played a major role in aiding the homeless community and when you book a room there, you become part of the process. When you make your purchase to stay with them, part of the money spent goes into a variety of organizations that aid the homeless community in Nashville. Housed in a historic church and full of character, The Russell doesn’t just help the locals, this stay creates memories for all who come inside. Twenty three rooms and tons of the building’s original features will make you want to rebook before you even leave the property to head back home.
Originally known by those in the area as the Grey & Dudley Hardware Company, 21c Museum Hotel in Nashville is historic enough without even considering the museum that is located on site. This 1900s era building has stood the test of time and is now an art museum, hotel, restaurant and bar. Even though the location on 2nd Ave puts you in the middle of tons of Nashville interests, you might not even have to leave the property to get a full trips worth of experiences. Curated exhibits, countless cultural experiences and incredible food is waiting for you with a stay at Nashville’s 21c Museum Hotel, not to mention the proximity of downtown Nashville and all that goes on in the area outside of the hotel. Only a few blocks of Bridgestone Arena, you won’t regret taking the time to explore what’s going on outside even if you find yourself never wanting to leave. Bonus points if you book a day at their spa facilities, there’s nothing quite like melting away all of the stress without having to travel far from the room you’ve booked.
Twelve stories high and built in 1972, the Fairlane Hotel has had a few facelifts over the the years but still holds true to the original architectural brilliance that has kept the building going throughout the years. Tons of details from way back have been preserved and even enhanced to stay looking fresh. Just a few minutes away from the best that Nashville has to offer in the creative and business district, The Fairlane sits on Union Street and is ready to give you a unique stay that will keep you cherishing the memory for years to come. Out of this world service comes with your stay at this unique and interesting hotel, book your stay now and see for yourself. The Fairlane welcomes you and yours any time of the year.
Only about 15 minutes away from the Nashville International Airport, and even closer to Broadway, The Ryman and many other noteworthy spots, Dream Nashville sits on 4th Ave waiting for you to come stay a spell. This 144 room hotel was built right in the heart of Nashville’s historically significant areas and features two entrances, one on 4th Ave and another on Printer’s Alley. What was once an old saloon and hotel, the two buildings have endured renovations that make for a hotel that is truly unique in the midst of all that is going on in Nashville. Just take a step into the on site restaurant and look up to the infamous skylight to see what we are bragging about. Tourists aren’t the only ones who come by the area either. You will find that Nashville based folks even stop in for a drink or two at this location so you know Dream must be worth a trip when you’re from out of town.
So now that you know what sort of historic gems are located all over Nashville, we are sure you have already started booking rooms for your trip here to our favorite place in the whole country. Nashville is one of those classic locations that keeps a blend of modern mixing perfectly with historic vibes and every hotel/inn on the list encompasses that perfectly. While you are here with us, any of the mentioned spots will only add to the experience of being in Nashville. We hope that you have managed to find something that fits all of your needs while reading with us at The Nashville Insider.
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